Sustainability Strategy

Job Title: Sustainability Strategy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD Attractive
Contact Name: Mark Ellwood
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Job Published: September 01, 2021 11:17

Job Description

About our client

Our Client is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. They combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across a multitude of industries, providing solutions to clients in more than 100 countries. This organization brings continuous innovation to help their clients improve their performance and create lasting value.


About the role

Business Strategy sets the stage for growth, innovation and competitiveness through a practical, integrated approach. Our understanding of the industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends means Our client is at the heart of the big discussions for clients today. Our client’s business strategists go beyond just describing the business models of the future and help their clients to realize the models and the associated rewards.

Businesses are facing numerous market pressures across stakeholders to embed sustainability and relevant environmental, societal and governance (ESG) considerations as part of businesses’ core planning and operations activities. These considerations are usually highly contextualized, cutting across different knowledge domains, such as climate impact/ decarbonization, circular economy, equal opportunity and access. New shared value (for shareholders and stakeholders) can be unlocked through responsible transformations – characterized by a shift in the value paradigm, digital and technology enablement, as well as partnership and ecosystem innovation. Sustainability at our client will focus on the following 4 defined growth areas:

  • Net Zero Carbon Industry Transitions;

  • Responsible Supply Chain, Product Design & Circular Economy;

  • Sustainable Technologies / Green IT & Cloud;

  • Sustainability Measurement, Analytics & Ledger.


Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for delivering client value within the agreed timeframe and budget. You understand the client’s unique situation and develop deliverables that exceed expectations. You are able lead a team to perform complex analyses to support business case realization while keeping the broader perspective in mind. You will work in a technology inspired and innovative environment in which you are able to identify what is required to solve client challenges and build and maintain strong client relationships.

Typical activities include:

  • Application of consulting skills: Supervising and supports the structuring and on-time delivery of the overall project issues, analyses and deliverables; synthesizing and preparing storylines and cogent documents with minimal supervision; leading project teams across the full range of topics within, our functional practices.

  • Leadership of projects: Structuring the project plan; ensuring full consistency with our client’s methodologies, communication standards and best practices; tracking progress of the team against the work plan; Ensuring the quality of project deliverables; balancing the competing demands on the team.

  • Business development: leading client development efforts, and around engaging clients on business issues and collaborating on the writing of proposals; developing points of view on issues facing the industry.

  • People development: Eliciting maximum team performance potential from the team through feedback, coaching and creating opportunities for team members to grow; providing regular feedback to team members highlighting strengths and development needs; motivating team performance.

  • Building and sustaining Communities of Practice (CoP): Taking ownership and proactive measures to curate, evolve and sustain the CoP; connecting and bringing together the different synergistic capabilities across BUs/GUs to enable a coherent, impactful, yet differentiated delivery of service proposition; leveraging global expertise, approaches and insights while factoring in local context and nuances; actively contributing to the CoP asset and knowledge base; expanding the reach and influence of the CoP across internal and external avenues.


You will have

  • A university degree in Business or Engineering is required and candidates typically also have an MA, MSc, MBA or PhD degree.

  • Specialization in or dedicated exposure to sustainability-linked curriculum as part of tertiary education qualification (or above) is preferred.

  • Business consulting experience in an international firm, or equivalent experience in the industry with exposure to sustainability strategy and initiatives development and associated business partners and stakeholder management, is required.

  • Experience in shaping and leading sustainability consulting engagements is required.

  • Proficiency, or equivalent experience, in at least 3 of the following subject matter areas, is required:

    • Sustainability-linked strategy development and execution, e.g. corporate sustainability strategy, CSR strategy, ESG strategy, sustainable products/ services strategy, clean energy strategy.

    • At least 2 specialized sustainability knowledge and experience domains, across:

      • Net Zero Carbon Industry Transitions;

      • Responsible Supply Chain, Product Design & Circular Economy;

      • Sustainable Technologies / Green IT & Cloud;

      • Sustainability Measurement, Analytics & Ledger.

    • Digital and innovation.

    • Sustainability-linked certifications (carbon footprinting/ audit, life-cycle analysis etc.).

Intellectual capacity and ability to think in new, innovative ways to understand complex issues and develop creative solutions are critical to success as a business strategist. We seek people who are adept in:

  • Problem solving: structuring, issue identification, data gathering and analysis, synthesis and recommendation development Board / CEO level communication skills, both written and oral in English.

  • Business judgement, including understanding of client organizations and dynamics.

  • Client interaction skills, maturity and empathy, and ability to work effectively within a consulting team.

  • Demonstrated leadership potential and drive.

  • Strong, well-structured communication skills, both written and oral, including in English.